In 2019, photographer Øystein Sture Aspelund drove a two week round trip along the M41, or Pamir Highway as commonly known.

Traveling on the M41, or Pamir Highway as commonly known is definitely a unique experience. It’s one of the world’s most epic road trips. In 2019, Øystein Sture Aspelund, a Norwegian landscape photographer had the chance to drive along the M41 for two weeks. His journey started in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), making a detour through the Wakhan valley towards Khorog (Tajikistan), and then back to Osh (Kyrgyzstan) on the M41.

During his trip, he also made a long hike towards the advanced basecamp of peak Lenin, drove on dusty gravel roads for three days along the Afghan border, and met fellow travelers as well as friendly locals. Below you can find some images of his trip. For more, please visit his website or follow Øystein Sture Aspelund on Behance.

M41 (Pamir Highway) travel photography by Øystein Sture Aspelund.
M41 (Pamir Highway) travel photography by Øystein Sture Aspelund.
3 M41 (Pamir Highway) travel photography by Øystein Sture Aspelund.
3 M41 (Pamir Highway) travel photography by Øystein Sture Aspelund.
3 M41 (Pamir Highway) travel photography by Øystein Sture Aspelund.
3 M41 (Pamir Highway) travel photography by Øystein Sture Aspelund.
3 M41 (Pamir Highway) travel photography by Øystein Sture Aspelund.
3 M41 (Pamir Highway) travel photography by Øystein Sture Aspelund.
3 M41 (Pamir Highway) travel photography by Øystein Sture Aspelund.
3 M41 (Pamir Highway) travel photography by Øystein Sture Aspelund.
3 M41 (Pamir Highway) travel photography by Øystein Sture Aspelund.
3 M41 (Pamir Highway) travel photography by Øystein Sture Aspelund.
3 M41 (Pamir Highway) travel photography by Øystein Sture Aspelund.

All images © by Øystein Sture Aspelund. Do not hesitate to browse through our Photography section to find other inspiring images shot by photographers from around the globe.

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